When A Couple Met This Little Orphan, The Child’s First Word Made The Mom Burst Into Tears

Audrey Shook and her husband, Brent, had signed up for a four-week hosting program for orphans from China, but they had already decided to adopt six-year-old Lucy permanently. And when she finally arrived at George Bush International Airport in Texas, her first words to Audrey made the mom-of-five burst into tears.

Audrey and Brent were high school sweethearts. They married young – she was 21 when she said “I do.” But, even at that age, Audrey felt she would adopt a child someday after watching a documentary about orphanages in China.

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